CDLJ&B Style

Style Guidelines

The journals will appear both as html pages, and as PDF-formatted files using Unicode wherever possible. We strongly recommend that no cuneiform fonts be used in submissions to these journals, since they cannot be reproduced in internet presentation.

The following guidelines are meant primarily for submissions of more substantive contributions to the CDLJ, but can be understood as general recommendations for the much simplified format of submissions to the Bulletin. If after reading through these guidelines you are still unsure about how to present material for final submission and publication, please contact us with your questions (email

  1. Paper Structure
    • Naming your files
    • Abstract
    • Table of contents
    • Table of figures
    • Main body of text
    • Bibliography
  2. Presentation of the text - some recommendations
    • Abbreviations and contractions
    • Compass points
    • Dates
    • Hyphens and Italics
    • Numbers and measurements
    • Places and place-names
    • Quotations
    • Spelling
  3. Citation and Bibliography - recommendations for printed works
    • Using a footnote apparatus
    • Within the text
    • In the bibliography
      • For a book
      • For a periodical
      • For a contribution within a book or an article
  4. Citing Electronic Sources